9 February 2019
Dental extractions are typically a last resort in terms of dental treatment. Whenever possible, your dentist wants to preserve as much of your natural tooth, since teeth can't repair themselves or regrow like your bones do. However, sometimes an extraction is the best course of action. Here are three reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted: 1. Your wisdom teeth are growing in. Most people are born with four wisdom teeth that begin to grow in adolescence.
15 January 2019
When your tooth has a big cavity, your dentist may say you need a dental crown to cover the tooth so you can save it from being pulled. When a cavity is large, a filling may not be possible because there might not be enough enamel left to hold the filling securely in place. A crown fits over the top of the tooth, so there's no problem with it being secure.
12 December 2018
Adults often get their teeth whitened professionally, but it's possible that if you're the parent of a teenager, he or she might express interest in this cosmetic procedure, too. While your teen may already use whitening toothpaste and strips from the pharmacy, he or she may feel as though whitening from the dentist will provide the best look. You may not be sure how to proceed, so here are some pros and cons that you can weigh.
14 November 2018
If you get a crown you may be relieved that a problem tooth is finally protected. However, having a crown does not mean you should slack on your oral hygiene. If anything, it means you should increase your hygiene practice to ensure your crown has a long life and no further problems occur in your already weakened tooth. Good Hygiene Can Extend the Life of a Crown Most crowns, if well-placed, last over a decade.
18 October 2018
Having All-4-One dental implants (a special type of dentures) installed is an excellent way to replace multiple missing teeth at the same time. Not only are patients typically able to begin using the implants immediately, but people with low bone support can still get them. However, unlike single dental implants, All-4-Ones do require a little bit of special care to keep your mouth healthy. Here's what you need to know.
24 September 2018
If you are the parent of a small baby, you may be feeling overwhelmed about the teething process. Although teething, which is the common name of the systematic eruption of the primary teeth, is natural, it can also be uncomfortable. Here are a few details about this stage of oral development to help you know what to expect from it. When Does Teething Occur? Teething usually starts during the first year of a baby's life.
29 August 2018
One of the main reasons why people choose Invisalign over braces is that the aligners are nearly invisible on your teeth. They certainly start off clear and tough to see unless you get really, really close to the mirror. But what if your Invisalign aligners start turning yellow? The color can frustrate you since it makes the aligners more visible on your teeth -- so it's important to get to the bottom of why this is happening.